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At HML Recycling, we pride ourselves on supporting and giving back to the local community, and we give a percentage of our profits to local worthy causes throughout the year.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth to age five, no matter their family’s income. Entertainment icon and businesswoman Dolly Parton founded the Imagination Library in 1995, inspired by her father’s inability to read or write. By 2003, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library had mailed one million books and in 2020, passed the amazing milestone of gifting its 150 millionth book worldwide.

The books are carefully selected, and full of variety. They include traditional stories and rhymes, books by beloved authors and illustrators, non-fiction content, and newly published titles. Recent studies suggest participation in the Imagination Library program is positively and significantly associated with higher measures of early language and maths development.

Sara Britcliffe, MP for Hyndburn and Haslingden, has been raising funds for the Library so that children in the local area can benefit from receiving the free books. Recently Stuart Rogan, our Managing Director met with Sara and agreed to donate £1250, so that 50 children can participate in the scheme free of charge for a whole year.

Stuart Rogan, Managing Director of HML Recycling, said “Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a huge scheme worldwide, with recognised benefits for children and their outcomes at school. I’m delighted to support this initiative, and to donate so that local children in our area can be included.”

HML have been established for over 50 years and are industry leaders, and category experts. We excel on duty of care and environmental legislation, and are licensed brokers. We have a history of turning scrap metal into charitable donations, and last year we raised money for the Accrington Stanley Supporter’s Club, RSPCA, Maundy Relief and the OASST.

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